Arabic Minor; Classics

(College of Letters and Science)

Carey Seal, Ph.D., Program Director

Department Office. Classics Program; 216 Sproul Hall; 530-752-1219; http://classics.ucdavis.edu/arabic

Faculty. http://classics.ucdavis.edu/people/arabic

The Department offers minors in Arabic, Classical Civilization, Greek and Latin for those wishing to follow a shorter but formally recognized program of study in Classics.
Arabic
Units: 20
ARB 121
Advanced Arabic (Active)
4
ARB 122
Advanced Arabic (Active)
4
ARB 123
Advanced Arabic (Active)
4
Choose one upper division course in Arabic language or literature.
4
Choose one upper division course in Arabic language or literature, or one humanities or social science course:
4
MSA 111A
Great Cities of Arab Middle East and South Asia (Active)
4
MSA 121A
Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Active)
4
or
ARB 140
A Story for a Life: The Arabian Nights (Active)
4
MSA 122A
Themes in the Arabic Novel (Active)
4
MSA 150
Women and Islamic Discourses (Active)
4
or
WMS 185
Women and Islamic Discourses (Active)
4
MSA 181C
Topics in Regional ME/SA Studies: Arab Studies (Active)
4
MSA 182C
Undergraduate Proseminar in Middle East/South Asia: Arab Studies Seminar (Active)
4
ANT 142
Peoples of the Middle East (Active)
4
AHI 155
The Islamic City (Active)
4
COM 053C
Literatures of the Islamic World (Active)
4
COM 155
Classical Literatures of the Islamic World 600-1900 (Active)
4
COM 166
Literatures of the Modern Middle East (Active)
4
HIS 006
Introduction to the Middle East (Active)
4
HIS 102R
Undergraduate Proseminar in History; Muslim Societies (Active)
5
HIS 112C
History of Jews in the Muslim World (Active)
4
HIS 115F
History of Modern North Africa, 1800 to the Present (Active)
4
HIS 190A
Middle Eastern History I: The Rise of Islam, 600-1000 (Active)
4
HIS 190B
Middle Eastern History II: The Age of the Crusades, 1001-1400 (Active)
4
HIS 190C
Middle Eastern History III: The Ottomans, 1401-1730 (Active)
4
HIS 193A
History of the Modern Middle East, 1750-1914 (Active)
4
HIS 193B
History of the Modern Middle East, From 1914 (Active)
4
POL 135
International Politics of the Middle East (Active)
4
POL 136
The Arab-Israeli Conflict (Active)
4
RST 060
Introduction to Islam (Active)
4
RST 065C
The Qur'an and Its Interpretation (Active)
4
RST 160
Introduction to Islamic Thought (Active)
4
RST 161
Modern Islam (Active)
4
RST 162
Introduction to Islamic Law (Active)
4
RST 163
Social Life of Islam (Active)
4
RST 167
Iraq (Active)
4
WMS 178A
Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; The Arab World (Active)
4
WMS 184
Gender in the Arab World (Active)
4
Total: 20
Courses in ARB:
ARB 001Elementary Arabic 1 (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Introduction to basic Arabic. Interactive and integrated presentation of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, including the alphabet and basic syntax. Focus on standard Arabic with basic skills in spoken Egyptian and/or one other colloquial dialect. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
ARB 001AAccelerated Intensive Elementary Arabic (15) Active
Lecture/Discussion—15 hour(s). Special 12-week accelerated, intensive summer session course that combines the work of courses ARB 1, 2, and 3. Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic through development of all language skills in a cultural context with emphasis on communicative proficiency. Not open for credit to students who have completed ARB 001, ARB 002, or ARB 003. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2014 Summer Special Session.
ARB 002Elementary Arabic 2 (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 001; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of basic Arabic from course 1. Interactive and integrated presentation of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, including syntax. Focus on standard Arabic and limited use of spoken Egyptian and/or one other colloquial dialect. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ARB 003Elementary Arabic 3 (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 002; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of introduction to basic Arabic from courses 1 and 2. Interactive and integrated presentation of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, including syntax. Focus on standard Arabic with limited use of spoken Egyptian and/or one other colloquial dialect. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ARB 021Intermediate Arabic 21 (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 003; or Consent of Instructor. Builds on courses 1, 2, and 3. Interactive and integrated presentation of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, including idiomatic expression. Focus on standard Arabic with limited use of Egyptian and/or one other colloquial dialect. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ARB 021AAccelerated Intensive Intermediate Arabic (15) Active
Lecture/Discussion—15 hour(s). Special 12-week accelerated, intensive summer session course that combines the work of courses ARB 21, 22, and 23. Modern Standard Arabic through development of all language skills in a cultural context with emphasis on communicative proficiency. Not open for credit to students who have completed ARB 021, ARB 022, or ARB 023. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2017 Summer Special Session.
ARB 021CColloquial Egyptian Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Lecture/Lab—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 003; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of the Colloquial Egyptian Arabic covered in the first year of Arabic; courses 1, 2, and 3. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) if instruction material changes. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ARB 021LColloquial Levantine Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 003; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of colloquial Levantine Arabic presented in Arabic 1,2 and 3. Integrated presentation of speaking and listening skills in colloquial Levantine Arabic, with reading and writing in Modern Standard Arabic that is related to Levantine cultural production and social life. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ARB 022Intermediate Arabic 22 (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 021; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of course 21. Interactive and integrated presentation of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including idiomatic expression. Focus on standard Arabic with limited use of Egyptian and/or one other colloquial dialect. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ARB 022CColloquial Egyptian Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Lecture/Lab—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 021C; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of the Colloquial Egyptian Arabic covered in first year of Arabic; courses 1, 2, and 3 and the first quarter of Colloquial Arabic course 21C. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) if instruction material changes. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ARB 022LColloquial Levantine Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 021L; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of colloquial Levantine Arabic presented in Arabic 021L. Integrated presentation of speaking and listening skills in colloquial Levantine Arabic; reading and writing in Modern Standard Arabic related to Levantine social life. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
ARB 023Intermediate Arabic 23 (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 022; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of courses 21 and 22. Interactive and integrated presentation of Arabic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, including idiomatic expression. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ARB 023CColloquial Egyptian Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Lecture/Lab—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 022C; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of Colloquial Egyptian Arabic covered in course 22C. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) if instruction material changes. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ARB 023LColloquial Levantine Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 022L; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of colloquial Levantine Arabic presented in Arabic 022L. Integrated presentation of speaking and listening skills in colloquial Levantine Arabic; reading and writing in Modern Standard Arabic related to Levantine social life. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ARB 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ARB 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special study. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ARB 101AReadings in Arabic: 600-1850 (4) Active
Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): ARB 123; or Consent of Instructor. Readings in Arabic. Poetry, prose literature, and selections from texts on religion, history, politics, science, philosophy and mysticism. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) Students can repeat the course if the instructor decides that they would benefit from additional practice working on the different selections from the same texts or if 50% or more of the texts are different. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ARB 121Advanced Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ARB 023; or Consent of Instructor. Review, refinement, and development of skills learned in intermediate Arabic through work with texts, video, and audio on cultural and social issues. Integrated approach to reading, writing, listening, speaking primarily standard Arabic, with limited use of one colloquial dialect. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) based on different readings. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ARB 122Advanced Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 121; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of course 121. Further development of advanced skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking standard Arabic through work with texts, video, and audio on cultural and social issues. Limited use of one colloquial dialect. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2009 Winter Quarter.
ARB 123Advanced Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 122; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of course 122. Further development of advanced skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking standard Arabic through work with texts, video, and audio on cultural and social issues. Limited use of one colloquial dialect. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2009 Spring Quarter.
ARB 140A Story for a Life: The Arabian Nights (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. In-depth exploration of The Arabian Nights, the best-known work of pre-modern Arabic literature and a major work of world literature. Analysis of the work in its historical context and in comparison to other frame tales in world literature. (Same course as COM 172 and MSA 121C.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
ARB 141Readings in Modern Arabic Literature (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): ARB 123; or Consent of Instructor. Readings of modern Arabic poetry and fiction in original format, assisted by instructor-prepared glossaries and other supplementary material. Readings to be followed by class discussion and short writing assignments in Arabic. Open to students at advanced proficiency in Arabic. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) if reading material changes. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
ARB 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in advanced Arabic. Materials may include al-Kitaab Part Two or Three, news articles and broadcasts, short stories, poetry, novels, essays, scripture, prophetic traditions, audio recordings, and television and film. May be repeated up to 4 Time(s) content differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
ARB 297Directed Independent Study (4) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Independent Study. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Restricted to graduate students. Directed Independent Study on a topic culminating in a term paper. Independent Study may only be arranged with consent of the instructor when graduate seminars are unavailable. Topic varies by instructor. May be repeated up to 5 Time(s) when no graduate seminars are available and topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
ARB 299Individual Study (1-12) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Restricted to graduate students. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
ARB 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Restricted to graduate students. May be repeated up to 18 Time(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.